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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Oregon and Northern California Coast

After a wonderful visit with our son and his family we headed north toward Gold Beach on the coast of Oregon.
It was fun to see the first signs of ocean on the GPS

Passed and had to stop at this unique store.   
 Loved the red tin roof and fun architectural lines.  

What fun, round doors, made me think of a home for a hobbit.

 Its a Burl.

I found an interesting video on line : painter and woodworker named Harvey Shinerock who uses Burl to create amazing furniture and art. Kerby, Oregon 

We stopped often watching for the whale migration but, when talking to another traveler at one stop, learned most had passed by 2 days earlier.

What amazing beauty and power behind the waves.

We had the beach to ourselves which presented it's own problems, how to get a picture of the two of us.  
We balanced the camera on a log and used the timer. 

We are trying as we travel to take a picture of each 
state welcome sign.  
We were talking earlier today how fun if we have one from 
all 50 states!

I have always been fascinated by the natural bridges 
that the ocean carves in these huge rocks. 

Traveling along the road we saw this herd of Elk.  What majestic animals.  They weren't afraid of the car and we stayed our distance respecting their power.

Come back next week and enjoy more of the California highway 1 vistas.  Blessings, Debbie

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SmilingSally said...

So sorry that you were late for Blue Monday. This is such an interesting post.

See you next Monday?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Gorgeous scenes of your wanders! So love that fantasy building! A magical, fascinating place!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely beach shots!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous scenery from Oregon and Northern California. I love the coastline in both states. What a lovely trip. The store does look neat, I would have to stop there too. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

Ann said...

Magnificent pictures!!!! The ocean scenes waves are definately majestic. I would have spent loads of time in that shop but you know that already.

Sylvia K said...

Oregon beaches are among my favorites and I'm looking forward to moving back to Oregon in a few months. Your photos are fantastic and you have indeed captured the beauty!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend!

Jim said...

Terrific shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

So many great photos here... love how you used a log for a tripod!!

maj said...

Kjempefine bilder!!
Hilsen fra Norge:))

Birgitte said...

Hvor har du taget mange flotte billeder. tak for synet ;-)

Britt Kristin said...

Beautiful picture...


bettyl said...

It's spooky how our lives are a bit similar and your photos of the ocean look like the coast here in NZ! The ocean is so very powerful and I certainly respect it.

Elin said...

The most beautiful sunset!

Eden said...

Beautiful photos.

vincibene said...

Wonderful series!

lirosa said...

WOW Fantastic
Thank you for your nice visit.
I wish you welcome to take part of edelirosas weather where you are documentation this week.

All the best:-)